Holiday > Saratoga's Top 10 Gift Ideas For 2014

Looking for some unique holiday gift ideas that will really make an impression this holiday season?

Discover Saratoga's Top 10 Local Gifts! While there are countless Saratoga holiday gifts to discover, the slideshow below features our top 10 hand-picked, editor's choice gifts for the holidays, all right here from Saratoga Springs! You can find everything from handmade candles to chocolates to skin exfoliate!

Check out the top holiday gifts in Saratoga and get shopping!

For the Foodies

Who wouldn't love a basket full of goodies? Saratoga Salsa & Spice Company has created the perfect gift full of treats anyone would love this holiday season. This basket is filled with everything from salsa to hot fudge to crackers and even coffee! Plus, all the products are local, which makes it that much better! Coming in three sizes, they can be catered to anyone. Looking for something even more personal? Try customization! Saratoga Salsa & Spice Company offers custom baskets including dessert, breakfast, and even gluten free baskets. Baskets might just become your new favorite gift to give (and to recieve)!

Find more about Saratoga Salsa & Spice Company and visit them at 398 Broadway in Downtown Saratoga Springs.

Handmade Pendant

gold pendent featuring a diamond

The perfect gift for that special woman in your life! What woman wouldn't love a beautiful piece of jewelry? This handmade gold pendant featuring a diamond by deJonghe Jewelry brings the perfect amount of elegance without breaking the bank. Plus, it has just the right amount of sparkle without overdoing it - going perfect with any of her ensembles. Head over to deJonghe Original Jewelry at 470 Broadway to pick up this stunning piece of jewelry that will make your loved one light up this holiday season.

Find more about deJonghe Jewelry and visit them at 470 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs.

Give the Gift of Sunshine!

total tan gift card

Winter season means white snow, but who says we need white, pastey skin? Pamper your loved one and bring some light into their holiday season with a tanning or spray tan session! Head to Total Tan and give the gift of sunshine this holiday season with a gift card. Plus, with any gift card purchase of $50 or more, you'll receive a $20 gift voucher! You'll be sure to please those on your list looking for some quality relaxation and pampering time.

(The Gift Voucher must be redeemed by 01/31/15. The Gift Card does not expire.)

Find more about Total Tan and visit them at 117 Ballston Road in Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga Olive Oil

Have some chefs on your list? An olive oil variety pack could be just what they are looking for! The Saratoga Olive Oil Company offers variety packs that make a great gift for anyone on your list who loves to cook (and eat!). Head down to their location on Broadway and enjoy their tasting gallery, offering everything from fresh olive oil to aged balsamics and local pottery! Plus, you can sample all of the oils and balsamics! You'll be able to choose the perfect flavors for everyone on your list. (And maybe even put a few on your own!)

Find more about Saratoga Olive Oil Company and visit them at 484 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs.

Wine, Wine, Wine!

Who doesn't love a glass of wine on a cold, snowy day? Halfmoon Cellars offers gift baskets perfect for any wine lover on your list! Filled with gourmet cheese, crackers and wine, you'll have the perfect basket ready for an indoor winter picnic by the fireplace! Plus, the baskets come in a variety of sizes and are customizable, so you'll be able to cater them to whomever you are buying for. Cheers!


Find more about Halfmoon Cellars and visit them at 24 Caroline Street in downtown Saratoga Springs.

Exfoliating Gel

gentle exfoliating gel

The holiday season brings along dry, harsh weather which can be detrimental to our skin. No one likes dry, itching skin - especially not during the holidays. Thankfully, European Wax Center offers the perfect option to get your loved one's skin back in tip top shape! This fab exfoliate is perfect for your entire body, yet still gentle enough for your face. The papaya and pineapple enzymes along with a paraben-free comfort blend of antioxidants work hard to ensure glowing skin! This is the perfect gift for anyone on your list who needs some livening of their skin during the harsh winter months.

Plus, on your first visit, all guests receive a complimentary wax*! 

*Some restrictions may apply 

Find more about European Wax Center and visit them at 117 Ballston Ave in Saratoga Springs.


Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Sometimes the gift of an experience is the best gift of all! Spending time with a loved one, doing something you will both enjoy, is what the holidays are all about. A gift certificate for a Wine & Chocolate Pairing or Wine & Cheese Pairing at The Saratoga Winery makes the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Grab a gift certificate so that both you and your loved one can attend a pairing together - it's a perfect, romantic gift that will ensure an experience you will both remember. Plus, who doesn't love some good wine, cheese, and chocolate? You can't go wrong!

Find more about Saratoga Winery and visit them at 462 Route 29 in Saratoga Springs.

Holiday Candles

Who doesn't love a handmade gift from the heart? Stop in to The Candle Collective to create your own candle at their studio in Ballston Spa! You can create your own candle (no appointment necessary) or even take one of the many classes that are offered! You can even grab the whole family or some friends and host a holiday gift making party! Your loved ones won't be able to get enough of these handmade holiday candles! These candles can make the perfect centerpiece for a dining room table or add some holiday flair to your mantle. Plus, it is even more special since it's made by the one and only... YOU!

Find more about The Candle Collective and visit them at 20 Prospect Street in Ballston Spa!

For the Sweet & Salty

Dark sea salt caramel truffles

Saratoga Candy Company is your go-to stop for a sweet-tooth fix, and offers a perfect gift for anyone on your list! The Saratoga Candy Co. opened 15 years ago and has been pumping out delicious personalized treats ever since! There is so much to choose from in this candy-heaven, but we have found one option that is perfect for the holiday season: Dark sea salt caramel truffles. Rich dark chocolate surrounding luscious caramel with a hint of sea salt - what's not to love?

Pick up this mix of savory and sweet at Saratoga Candy Company at their store on 5 Washinton Street in downtown Saratoga.

United States of Chocolate

A box of chocolates is a nice gift, but what's even better? A BASKET of chocolate! The Savory Pantry has just what the sugar-lovers will want this holiday season with their chocolate basket! From the East coast to the west, this abundant basket highlights the very best of artisanal American-made chocolate. After all, with the holidays being such a stressful time, who wouldn't love some chocolate to get us through the new year on a sugar high? 

Buy it at The Savory Pantry at their store at 486 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs!

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